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September 11th, 2014
VIDEO: Obamas, Americans remember victims of 9/11 attacks
Sept. 11 (Bloomberg) -- Bloomberg News takes you to the south lawn of the White House and lower Manhattan as President Barack Obama, Vice President Joseph Biden, and First Lady Michelle Obama join Americans in observance of a moment of silence in remembrance of the victims of the 9/11 terror attacks 13 years ago today.
Although the 2014-15 school year began only a month ago, talk is already turning to the 2015-16 school calendar at Adams Central as the board of education got its first look at the proposed schedule Tuesday evening.
The calendar, which is utilized by all three schools in the county, remained largely unchanged — with school scheduled to begin Aug. 11, 2015, and conclude May 19, 2016. It was a week in October, scheduled as fall break, that caused the most stir during the board’s discussion.
A public hearing on North Adams Community Schools’ proposed 2015 operating budget, held during Tuesday evening’s regular monthly school board meeting, attracted no interest from the public.
The budget, which Business Manager Larry Carty said is “very similar to the last two years on the overall amount” budgeted, sets estimated expenditures for the district next year at nearly $23.3 million.
The demolition of the former Dunbar Furniture Company building that has blighted the city landscape for several years is inching closer to reality, according to Berne City Attorney Dave Baumgartner.
A tornado watch is in effect for Adams County until 9 p.m. this evening. A tornado watch means conditions are favorable to produce severe thunderstorms and possibly a tornado.
A flash flood watch is in place for the entire area from 2 p.m. until midnight. Heavy rain could cause flooding in roadways and rural areas. Drivers are urged to use caution and avoid crossing flooded roadways.
A standing policy at North Adams schools that requires all students to carry a course load equivalent to that of a fulltime student was met with opposition at Tuesday night’s board of education meeting.
At issue was a policy outlining the availability of individual classroom courses offered by North Adams to home-schooled or non-accredited school students.
With funding for schools continuing to dwindle, non-essential items oftentimes fall by the wayside. One area resident recognized a need within Adams Central Community Schools and met with the board of education Tuesday in hopes of rectifying the situation.
Kate Muhlenkamp, 2, Decatur, appeared to be going mach speed Tuesday while enjoying a day on the swings at Lehman Park in Berne.
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Some Decatur area residents envision Hanna Nuttman Park as a future destination for youth softball and baseball tournaments. Others see it as a place not only for organized recreational activities but also for family gatherings and a quiet, meditative experience.
Most seemed to agree during a town hall-type meeting of the Decatur Park Board Monday evening that improvements at the park are needed and ultimately will serve as yet another tool in the city’s economic development tool box.